Review: Carrie Underwood, Swamp Dogg and Wayne Shorter

Review: Carrie Underwood, Swamp Dogg and Wayne Shorter

Review: Carrie Underwood, Swamp Dogg and Wayne Shorter

At 85, and with his newest three-album set, Emanon, Shorter is not about to cease his edgy, fiery predilections. He recruited graphic novelist Randy DuBurke (illustrated tomes include subjects such as Malcolm X) to create a package around the swirling orchestration, angular rhythms, and free, fluid tones of the saxophonist, drummer Brian Blade, the 34-piece Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, bassist John Patitucci, and pianist and former Kimmel Center jazz curator Danilo Perez. Shorter cowrote the graphic novel with DuBurke and Monica Sly to discuss rogue philosophies and freedom fighting. Shorter movements such as “Lotus,” “Adventures Aboard the Golden Mean,” and “The Three Marias,” are pensive, thought-bubble dialogues between the more-vital-than-ever saxophonist and his team. While the former two tunes are deeply repetitive blues with recurrent themes and mad, free solos from Shorter and Perez, the expansive “Adventures,” as with “Prometheus Unbound,” are filled with post-bop bleats, modal jazz kinks, and an epic, off-key orchestral sweep that would make Gil Evans blush. — A.D. Amorosi

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Published at Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:01:35 +0000

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